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The Trent 500 is the latest development from the Trent family and has been selected as the sole engine for the Airbus Industrie A340-500 and 600 aircraft due to enter service in 2002. With a thrust range of 53,000- 60,000lb, the Trent will provide reliable and economic power for these new airliners. Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, EgyptAir, Swissair, Singapore Airlines, AirCanada, ILFC, Aerolineas Argentinas and Emirates have already placed orders for well over 100 aircraft.
The development of the Trent family of engines through risk and revenue sharing partnerships is enabling Rolls-Royce to meet the specialised requirements of many existing and new customers. Rolls-Royce has an impressive 33-34% market share of the civil aerospace market and is the second largest aero engine manufacturer in the world.